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Date:2009-03-01 19:52
Subject:OMG, amazing!

My friend told me I should watch this:

And my gosh she was right! HILARIOUS!!

I think I have a bit of a crush on Robert Webb now. Oh dear.

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Date:2009-02-02 23:25

School's shut tomorrow too!!

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Date:2009-02-02 06:54

Snow still falling. London buses and my train line suspended. No way to get to work.


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Date:2009-01-20 20:25
Subject:A post NOT about Obama! (although congrats, America!)

I went to see White Lies at a free gig after work today. Two things of note:

1) The band seems to be made up of literally a 12-year-old on drums, Max from Hollyoaks, Alex from Franz Ferdinand and a lead singer who's rather posh and looked scared out of his wits.

2) They're actually good! Despite the hype and the screaming 14-year-old fangirls. Catchy songs, well delivered. Once they get over their fear and hire a stylist I reckon they'll be going all the way.

Excuse me, I must watch Obama's speech now!

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Date:2009-01-03 18:12
Subject:New Doctor is announced!

It is... THIS GUY!

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Date:2008-11-07 21:15


Seriously- this is the WORST CHANGE I have ever seen. And not in a 'oh, I suppose I'll get used to it,' kind of way, but in a 'god this BURNS!' kind of way.

Seriously, it sucks. Just WHO thought this was a good idea?? Everything is hard to read and just looks awful.


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Date:2008-11-05 07:17

I have to rush off to work now, but let me just say- YES. YES! Well done, America! I can't even describe what I am feeling right now!

Well done to everyone who voted, whoever you voted for. Everyone should feel really proud.

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Date:2008-11-05 02:47
Subject:Election Fever!

Have work tomorrow but have forgone bed in favour of election coverage. Am getting pretty tired at this point, but it has been so worth it. There's no way Obama can lose now, right? Right? I can hardly believe it's true, I'm such a pessimist!

Hilarious BBC coverage- I think Jonathan Dimbleby has seriously lost it. He really is getting on a bit. They also seem to be very very proud of their special touch screen technology which doesn't appear to be working all the time. And the mikes keep cutting out. So, the usual BBC hilariousness.

Also, they have John Bolton on there for some reason and he completely lost an argument with both blonde female reporter whose name I cannot recall, and then again with Simon Schama. Seriously, Bolton looks pissed. This is classic television here, people.

Ooh! Mother's just shouted up the stairs something about Florida! I must go!


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Date:2008-10-27 17:42

Just had Democrats Abroad on the phone, checking that I had sent off my absentee ballot okay.

Wow. If I can ascertain from this that DA is ringing every single Democrat they have on their list to check that they have voted, then no wonder Obama is winning in the polls.

How can you ring every Democrat Abroad? How can you ring every Democrat even in LONDON?! The mind boggles. That's organisation on a freaky level.

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Date:2008-10-10 18:03

To get to work, I have to travel by bus through Liverpool Street, aka Where Lots Of Bankers Work. It has been very interesting the last few weeks- grim, grey faces; going past offices at 8.15 in the morning, and seeing employees slumped at their desks, obviously having been there from about 6am.

I was coming home tonight and a banker got on, sitting on the seats to my left. He sounded like he was from New Zealand and had that dreadful habit of shouting loudly into his mobile. As if everyone else on the top deck of the bus was interested in anything he had to say- as if he was saying anything interesting at all.

He wasn't. At first it was the usual dross, mostly about "the FTSE 100 being an absolute fuckin' joke, mate." Then he moved onto the fact that he had been at a beer festival until 5 that morning- "if only The Sun had got a picture of that- 'This is what the Bank Fat Cats are up to!' Ho ho ho!" (He obviously thought he was being very clever). Then he smugly chronicled how he and his friends were beating the system by using their spare cash to buy shares. "There as cheap as chips, mate- you can quadruple your money." Blah blah BLAH.

As you might have guessed, by this point I hated him.

Anyway, we come to nearly the end of Liverpool Street and I can see absolutely hoardes of people ahead. Soon they came into view- a protest, with many signs, ranging from bank fat cats to stopping the war in Iraq to how George Bush is the world's #1 terrorist. Standard stuff- you know the drill. There was a bit of tussling between the protestors but nothing major. There was also an absolute HOARD of police (far too many for the amount of protestors, in my opinion).

Kiwi Banker stares at them in consternation. "Bliddy Hell!" he shrieks. "There's a fucking RIOT!"

No, there wasn't.

We inch along, the bus driver obviously being cautious so as not to hit any protestors who are milling about in the road.

Kiwi Banker is still talking. "Fucking chaotic RIOT, mate!" he yells down the phone. He actually looks SCARED.

I am rolling my eyes at his ridiculousness, when suddenly below a protestor starts grappling with a policeman. Then some other policemen get pushed. Mood changes. Oh shit. One one hand, I was thinking, "Move bus, MOVE!" But I was also thinking, "can we not have this bastard banker be RIGHT?!"

He wasn't. We got through, and everything was fine.

On an entirely separate note, I have seen true craziness, and it is in the form of an American blonde woman:

MY GOD PEOPLE. Aieeee!!!

Please vote.

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Date:2008-06-25 19:00

I am utterly, stupidly excited for this Saturday's Doctor Who. Watching the above again, I nearly did myself an injury.

C'mon, Saturday!

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Date:2008-05-30 21:24
Subject:Everyone's watched this, right?


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Date:2008-03-23 10:06


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Date:2008-01-22 22:44
Subject:Heath Ledger is found dead in US

Hollywood actor Heath Ledger has been found dead at a downtown Manhattan residence, a New York Police Department spokesman has said.

This is truly fucking terrible. I am in a state of shock. I feel physically sick, and am shaking. I texted disconight and she didn't believe me at first. Heck, I didn't believe my mother when she rushed upstairs to tell me. Christ almighty. I wasn't ever all squee-y over Heath as I was with other (probably less talented) actors, but I thought he was damn good. Now all I can think about is his poor daughter, and how cute he and Michelle were when they were together. JESUS, people. What a waste.

As Elly said, this feels like a dream.

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Date:2007-09-17 16:51
Subject:Oh My God...

Kenneth Purvis asked the headmaster at Jena high school if he could sit under the "white tree" - the tree in the school courtyard where the white children used to hang out during break. The principal said he could sit where he liked. Purvis took him at his word. The next day he went with his cousin Bryant and stood under the tree. The day after that white students hung three nooses there.

This entire article makes me utterly sick to my stomach. What century are we living in, for God's sake?

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Date:2007-07-20 22:03

Two hours to go.


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Date:2007-07-19 20:02
Subject:A Rant

I am like a newborn baby, out in the world, when it comes to Deathly Hallows spoilers. I haven't clicked on any links for possible spoilers. I haven't gone on ohnotheydidnt for 5 days. I haven't even read speculation for the book. In fact, I have kept my nose meticulously, brand-spankingly clean.

So, when I got on the tube after work today I was in a pretty good mood. Not only is it friday tomorrow, I thought, but it's also Harry Potter day! I was happily sitting there when I glanced, as you do, to the paper my neighbour was reading. And I got the freaking shock of my life.

Harry Potter Spoilers!! it SHRIEKED. Thanks be to Harry Potter himself that I read the headline and quickly turned my face away. But my GOD, can you imagine if I hadn't read the title of the freaking article?! If I had just read the text? Dear god.

As I went home, literally all I kept seeing were Harry Potter spoilers. First Harry Potter Review! said one. What Happens in the End! said another. By the time I got home I was so mad that I was ready to choke a bitch, and I'm not sure I even really know what that entails, but golly I was ready.

Not to have a sense of entitlement here, but is it so much to ask that I don't get spoiled for a book when it's not even out yet?! Is that really too much for people to understand?! This series has been a big part of my life for years. And I understand if the papers are going to print reviews of the book even if I haven't finished it; even less than 24 hours after it's officially published would be absolutely fine by me. But a day before? Even if other people want to get spoiled, on the internet, that's fine, to each his own. But casually like that, in a newspaper?! And I don't care if it was in a newspaper that I don't have to read or buy, because despite my best efforts I was THIS CLOSE to being spoiled, to having the entire thing ruined for me.

And think of the poor kids. Imagine a whole lot of 8-year-olds, all around the world, who have been brimming for months and MONTHS about this book, who are obsessed with every little detail of Harry Potter to a point that I can't even imagine. Their dad brings home the evening paper. They see such an article, and because they are freaking EIGHT and haven't quite learnt willpower yet, they go and read it. So they know what happens, and as they read the book they will know what happens and the magic will be spoiled, and they'll blame themselves, when it's not even their fault but THE FUCKING PAPERS.

Sorry to go off on one. I don't mean to quote Friends, this really is the end of an era. Even if these journalists don't understand this, I really do think that they should at least respect it.

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Date:2007-03-24 16:45
Subject:"He was their FRIEND!"

So. Me and disconight went to see Equus last night.

Spoilers, people. For the play, the production, and the acting.Collapse )

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Date:2006-11-10 23:47
Subject:John Barrowman on Jonathan Ross...

::wipes eyes::

Man. Whatever I think the failings are with Torchwood, there is a little doubt that John Barrowman is sooo freaking funny, charming and lovely. Ahhh. I was basically laughing all the way through the interview. When he started talking about how he wheels his infirm old dog around in a pram, I completely lost it. His laugh is completely infectious also.

Thank-you, JB, for helping to return TheLOVE! for you that was once so strong. May it never falter again!

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Date:2006-11-08 16:47
Subject:From The Guardian:

For most of us, the news that leading US evangelist Ted Haggard allegedly had a fling with a male prostitute seems nobody's fault but his own. Not so, argues fellow evangelist Pastor Mark Driscoll, a prominent columnist.

He suggests that Haggard's behaviour might stem from the fact that "Pastor's wives [often] ... let themselves go; they sometimes feel that because their husband is a pastor, he is therefore trapped into fidelity, which gives them cause for laziness."



This statement is so hilariously awful on so many different levels, I wouldn't even know where to start with it!

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